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"All Aboard !"

Ride the rails back in time with us!

Conductor Mr. Ron Walsh welcomes you on board, for this special visit to our site.

The first official train of the Reid Newfoundland Railway left the East End station in june of 1898, headed to Port-aux Basques. Ever since that first run, the Railway system in Newfoundland had been a driving force of change and development for our Island. After almost 100 years of service, the people of Newfoundland can no longer hear the Conductor's whistle, or the sound of an engine passing by. At the Railway Coastal Museum, ride the rails back in time to the days of the Newfie Bullet.

Conductor Mr. Ron Walsh
The Railway Coastal Museum is lcoated in the original 1903 Riverhead station, which has been restored to house the Museum on the first floor. The Platform is still visible, along with our diorama of a restored train car, decorated in 1940's fashion. Walk along the platform and imagine taking a ride on the Newfie Bullet.

A Soldier rides on The Newfie Bullet
During the Second World War, American bases around the Island used the Railway to transport supplies and soldiers from one base to another. If you've ever heard the Newfoundland Railway being called the Newfie Bullet, it's because the American soldiers gave it that nick-name.

Do you know why?

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